It's my birthday :)

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  1. scharf_10

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    I'm finally 18 today, and off to New York on the 1st October - hopefully try to get the parents to buy me a nice Canon 24 - 105mm f/4, although there are heavy doubts in that happening.

    I told mum and dad not to get me anything because I work so they shouldnt have to buy me anything, but I might go out on a wee walk tomorrow to try and get some good photos on my birthday. HA.

    Just thought id let you know :)

    Scharf.
     
  2. Biscuit761

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    Happy B'day Scharf, 18 and got a 400D already !

    Good luck with the lens hunt.

    Bill
     
  3. scharf_10

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    Yup starting my own children's portrait business too, seems quite early to be taking it all on but I've got time so i'll go slow just now as I still have a part time job. I don't really waste money on drink etc like others my age, so am able to afford some nicer things (in my opinion).
     
  4. onefivenine

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    Many happy returns! :clap:

    Enjoy your first beer ;) but not in New York of course :rotfl:
     
  5. jonnypb

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    happy birthday to you
    happy birthday to you
    happy birthday to scharf
    I've got a lens for sale, for you... ;)
     
  6. geofftelforduk

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    I like your attitude mate! Happy birthday and have a super time in New York!

    Oh, BTW, stay clear of B&H if you wanna remain sane! Its one of those places that does strange things to your bank account!! :rolleyes:
     
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    A Very Big Happy Birthday to you....


    Ahhhhhhh what I would do to be 18 again :rolleyes:
     
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    Happy birthday, young man! :thumbsup:

    Cheers
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    Happy Birthday!
     
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    Penblwydd Hapus!

    I remember 18 - we had a small gathering in the pub, but when the landlord found out I was celebrating my 18th, I got chucked out. I'd been going there for over a year already :D
     
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    Congratulations mate, you seem like a level headed young bloke :smashin:

    Enjoy New York and good luck with your venture :smashin:
     
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    Happy Birthday Scharf!! You have a good outlook on life....enjoy your trip to NY mate :thumbsup:
     
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    Happy birfday, scharf! :)
     
  15. scharf_10

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    Haha oh god I've been looking at B&H Photo online and i'm definitely planning on going there :)

    Hopefully I will be able to get a new lens and bag, that's mainly what i'm after. A laptop comes next - I would like a Macbook Pro or hopefullly if Apple realse a new ultraportable i might get that, i'll see what happens.

    Thanks a lot for the comments, Scharf.
     
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    Happy Birthday and good luck with the business. A wedding shooter I know has just opened his own studio in Australia and he's only 22, so it can be done.

    Just remember B&H are shut on a Sunday, IIRC.
     
  17. scharf_10

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    Ok cheers never knew about the Sunday thing, but should'nt really matter. Yeah well there arent too many photographers round here, and i've done it for one woman who was very very happy with results [see flickr in sig, children's portrait set]. So I suppose I can only improve. My website is almost finished and i've got my leaflets and business cards printed so i'm quite excited about the whole thing.

    Thanks.
     
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    Happy birthday. I sort of vaguely remember my 18th, it involved a Kilt, in England and a very very dirty pint. Oh to be 18 again...oh yeah I still am :D

    Have a good night if your going out and best of luck with all your plans for the future.
     
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    Thats wrong - B&H are run by Orthodox Jews and its SATURDAYS that they are shut.

    I was there a few sundays ago and it was packed - no, beyond packed, it was teeming, overflowing, bursting and pretty much impossible to look at anything :thumbsdow . I had a list and didnt manage to get anything on it. Most disappointing part of my trip.

    Be aware too, that they have strict bag policies and they wont let you in with rucksacks etc. They have to be stored but we had our passports / money etc with us as we were flying home that night - had a rather unpleasant row with security about that. Left a bitter taste as everywhere else in NY we had been overwhelmed with friendliness.

    Happy birthday anyway! NY is great.
     
  20. SweetGirl

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    There are far too many YOUNG people on this forum (Jelousy smilie needed)
     
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    All the best on your birthday:)
     
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    Happy birthday young man:thumbsup:

    youth is wasted on the young (quote from someone):D
     
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    Ah - I knew it was one of the weekend days.
     
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    Many happy returns.
     
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    Hope the Day was great..:smashin: Cant remember when I was 18:blush:
     
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    Happy birthday scharf :thumbsup:
    Like senu, I also can't remember my 18th. It's not that my memory is bad but because I had too much :beer: fell down and spent the night in hospital :zonked: :blush: :laugh:
     
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    Happy Birthday, Enjoy NY, i've been 4 times and still want to go back. It's great being 18 isn't it :). i'm 19 in just over a month :D
     

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